For Ray, life is inconceivable without a camp-fire. When spirits are high, a fire's flames provide joyful light; and when spirits are low, the consoling warmth of the embers will thaw the frozen heart.
On this 2-day course we will start with the very important basics, from how to light a match correctly, right through to advanced friction fire-lighting techniques. Expect to work and be worked hard on this course - only with effort will you be rewarded with the knowledge of how to successfully light and manage a fire in any condition.
|Surrounded by the sights and sounds of Britain's beautiful countryside, with the smell of the neaby campfire in the air, we will transport you back in time to the early Bronze Age, teaching you the skills to competently make your own stone tools of the past.||
May Special Offer - 20% off all new bookings on 25th - 27th May course. Please call the office for further details or to book on 01580 819668.
This short introductory course is designed to show you how rewarding and enjoyable bushcraft can be. We invite you to join our campfire, taste some backcountry cooking and experience the pleasures of living outdoors.
During the course, our instructors will lead you gently into the world of bushcraft teaching you some of the core skills to live comfortably outdoors. The course is fantastic for those who have never carried out any bushcraft before or are unsure about the outdoors. The gentle pace of the course gives everyone a chance to learn the skills and practice them while taking in the wonderful woodland they are surrounded by.
|Navigation is one of the most challenging outdoor skills and is undeniably one of the most vital. It requires patience, observation and practice, but once mastered offers a skill to be proud of. Typical to the Woodlore philosophy, we will tackle the most difficult aspect of navigation head on and you will find yourself navigating unerringly through thick woodland by both day and night.||
Our short bushcraft courses have been designed for people whose time is limited, those seeking more specialist training, or the novice who wants a taste of the possibilities that Woodlore offers.
We invite you to join our campfire, taste some backcountry cooking and experience living outdoors on the Introduction to Bushcraft course. In a friendly and hard working atmosphere our instructors will lead you through the bushcraft arts of shelter construction, fire-making and plant lore as well as opening your eyes to some of the other secrets that nature holds.
Any trip into the outdoors requires us to be able to find our
way. The UK Woodland Navigation
course provides a robust introduction to navigation in the
UK and will give you a good grounding in this essential but
often neglected skill, helping to free you in your enjoyment of
the UK's wild places.
Ancient skills and knowledge do not become obsolete with the passage of time. Often we find that the solutions of our ancestors outstrip their modern equivalents. On the Woodlore Flint Knapping course, Will Lord will lead you on a fantastic journey through time learning about stone tools from the early Bronze age.
Fire is the essential element which underpins the vast array of possibilities for life in the outdoors and the art of successful fire making is one that should never be beyond your grasp. Providing yourself with a firm foundation of options by attending our Fire Lighting Techniques course will ensure that you enjoy the warmth and welcoming light of the hearth wherever you rest.
Students attending these short bushcraft courses will come away with the satisfaction of new skills learned and practiced and often surprise themselves with their own achievements! They are an excellent way to experience the complimentary skills of bushcraft as taught by Woodlore.
It is our firm belief that Wilderness Bushcraft has something of value to give to everyone. Hopefully this is reflected in our programme of bushcraft courses and educational Wilderness Bushcraft Survival courses that have evolved over the thirty years we have been operating.
At Woodlore, bushcraft course development is a never-ending process as we endeavour to bring the subject to a wider range of students. The skills and knowledge gained through Ray Mears bushcraft is extended and enhanced by tapping into the wilderness survival skills developed by many indigenous peoples and other experts in the bushcraft survival course field, including Lars Fält, Brian Desmond and many others.